head shop

Origin of head shop

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70
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Word Origin and History for head shop
n.

emporium for stoner gear, by 1969 (noted in 1966 as the name of a specific shop in New York City selling psychedelic stuff), from head (n.) in the drug sense.

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